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Verb: buckle  bú-kul
  1. Fasten with a buckle or buckles
    - clasp
     
  2. Fold or collapse
    "His knees buckled";
    - crumple
     
  3. Bend out of shape, as under pressure or from heat
    "The highway buckled during the heat wave";
    - heave, warp
Noun: buckle  bú-kul
  1. Fastener that fastens together two ends of a belt or strap; often has loose prong
     
  2. A shape distorted by twisting or folding
    - warp

Sounds like: buccal

Derived forms: buckled, buckles, buckling

Type of: break, cave in, change surface, collapse, distorted shape, distortion, fall in, fasten, fastener, fastening, fix, fixing, founder, give, give way, holdfast, secure

Antonym: unbuckle

Encyclopedia: Buckle, Richard